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THE HERITAGE OF THE HUSKY OPERATION THE HERITAGE OF THE HUSKY OPERATION
Almost at the beginning of SP 85, the road on which the Agricamping Sophia faces, the roadway is narrowed to make room for a casamatta built during the Fascist era in belief that it could be useful in case of invasion ally . The entire Iblean territory is dotted with similar structures . Needless to say, they were set up for a old-fashioned and over-conceived way to conceive of the war events that would soon happen. In other words, it was only a waste of energy and reinforced concrete, since the dynamism of the movements allies and the poor equipment of the insufficient Italian-German forces rendered them irrelevant.
South Eastern Sicily was the scene of that Operation Husky which indelibly marked the history of the twentieth century. Here the sad memories of war are still alive...
THE GHOSTS OF PORTOPALO THE GHOSTS OF PORTOPALO
Between 20 and 21 February 2017, on Rai 1, a television miniseries was broadcast entitled I fantasmi di Portopalo. From the novel of the same name-investigation by the journalist Giovanni Maria Bellu, interpreted among others by Giuseppe Fiorello and Giuseppe Battiston , narrates the shipwreck of the F174 off of Portopalo di Capo Passero , the Christmas night of 1996, in which killed 283 people , of Indian, Pakistani nationality and Sri Lankan. Here the reconstruction of the facts.
In the film, the fisherman Saro Ferro (born Salvo Lupo) while fishing with his boat off Portopalo, occasionally runs into clues that would confirm the rumors that...
NON SI PARTE RIOTS NON SI PARTE RIOTS
Perhaps not everyone knows that from the end of 1944 to the beginning of 1945, South-East Sicily was upset by a series of riots, which resulted in real rebellions, following the decision of the infant United Kingdom of South to recall arms are a lever of young people who have now considered the war closed for a couple of years. There was certainly the same importance for a grain tax, namely the establishment of so-called "Granai del Popolo", which struck the provinces of Ragusa and Syracuse more. These events are remembered today as the Moti del non si parte. The most serious episodes were certainly those of Comiso and Ragusa. In Comiso, a city today known for its new airport, between 5 and 6 January 1945, the carabinieri were captured by about five hundred people who also forced the police to surrender. They proclaimed the Republic of Comiso...
BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES (AND DO NOT KNOW IT) - WHY SOPHIA BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES (AND DO NOT KNOW IT) - WHY SOPHIA
Ancient and classical culture have left such profound and indelible traces in Sicily that no other civilization or domination that has taken place in the course of history has ever succeeded in erasing or making people forget. The ancient historical accounts, often seasoned with legendary aspects and geographical inaccuracies, have helped to enrich the mythical aura that surrounds the island. So Hybla, legendary city-state of the Sicilian king Hyblon, proud opponent of the Greek Syracuse, is today sought by Paternò in Ragusa, from Piazza Armerina to Pantalica, in relation to clues historical and archaeological. For example, Thucydides (460 a.C.-404 a.C.) mentions three distinct cities; instead, Herodotus (484 BC-430 BC) and Tito Livio (59 BC-17) speak of a single Hybla. It is historically probable that several "Hybla" in the eastern part of the island have cyclically...
THE SHORT LOOK OF "STAY AT HOME" THE SHORT LOOK OF "STAY AT HOME"
Lévi-Strauss explained that the Western error on evolution was to consider it only in relation to its own parameters. Not by chance, until well into the last century, the West wanted to see in its superiority of techniques and technologies of war, a cultural all-round superiority. Giving himself the ideologies for which God, nature or historical dialectic, would have invested his own culture of the task of redeeming and civilizing cultures considered inferior, has in fact found the way to justify massacres, depredations and submissions, making use of one's exceedingly efficient capacity to bring death and destruction.
It follows that the degree of evolution of a culture has been for the West directly proportional to its war capacity. So the Spaniards, in the name of Christianity, almost exterminated the Aztecs. Thus the Western powers, in...
THE PORT OF ELORO THE PORT OF ELORO
We have already spoken extensively about Eloro here and here. It is no secret that he considers it among the most fascinating places in the district and when I have the opportunity, for example to act as a guide to some friends, I go there with pleasure. Just during one of my last walks along the "path" that "connects" the beach of Eloro with the Pizzuta beach, I had the opportunity to focus on some rock formations that, given their particular shape, have always aroused my curiosity, suggesting not only that they had nothing natural (and therefore they were linked to the archaeological remains abandoned behind the fence) but...